Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Factors that increase the risk of stuttering include:
Aug. 20, 2014
- Having relatives who stutter. Stuttering tends to run in families.
- Delayed childhood development. Children who have developmental delays or other speech problems may be more likely to stutter.
- Being male. Males are much more likely to stutter than females are.
- Stress. Stress in the family, high parental expectations or other types of pressure can worsen existing stuttering.
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